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Pakistan
July 06, 2021
“It is clear to us that this is part of a plan to stop children from being educated,” said Christian bishop Iftikhar Indryas. “We Christians are being treated like sewage.”
June 11, 2021
A Muslim lawyer for a Christian couple accused of blasphemy against Islam has warned that Muslim extremists are calling for their deaths. Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar were convicted of sending a text message, in English, that was considered blasphemous against Mohammad, despite being illiterate. They were convicted by a Pakistani court in 2014 and
May 11, 2021
Muslim leaders in Pakistan intervened after nurses at a mental health centre in Lahore were accused insulting Islam on social media. Pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need reported that three nurses at the Punjab Institute for Mental Health faced accusations of blasphemy related to a video uploaded to a nurse’s WhatsApp group. The
March 18, 2021
The CCJP initiative to protect minority girls will include consultations with politicians and other decision makers at both state and national level, promoting community awareness about the problem, and providing legal help for victims.
February 24, 2021
Christian business owners in Pakistan face severe discrimination, according to an entrepeneur speaking at an event last week.
February 17, 2021
The girl has an official birth certificate showing her age to be 12, and family acquaintances had accused the report of “fabricating” evidence from studies of her genitalia, teeth and bones.
January 29, 2021
A Christian staff nurse and gospel singer in Pakistan has been forced to go into hiding after she was accused of committing blasphemy.
December 28, 2020
Aid to the Church in Need has been following closely the case of Maira Shahbaz, a 14-year-old Catholic girl from Madina Town, near Faisalabad.
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